Department Information

Training and Education and Health and Safety Staff:

Training Specialists

Kim Loccisano has been with PEF since 1994 and is a Training Specialist.  She has a B.S. in Elementary Education from Russell Sage College in Troy, NY.  Recently Kim received a Master Trainer Certificate through the Rutgers School of Social Work.  Kim has created and facilitated various training programs for the Training and Education Department, Health and Safety Department and the Organizing Department.  Kim is also assigned to the Article 15 Professional Development Committee which reviews and provides programs to meet the professional development needs of the PEF membership.

Tammy Carney began her career with PEF in 2005.  Tammy received her B.S. in Education from the College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York.  As a Training Specialist, Tammy creates engaging curriculum and training programs for PEF members from the beginning of the curriculum, conducts the training workshop itself, and then seeks feedback through the evaluation process.  In addition to in person training, she creates online training programs, which can be found on the PEF website. Recently, Tammy earned a Master Trainer Certificate from the Rutgers School of Social Work and  is certified to teach MBTI.

Health & Safety Specialists

Shawn Bobb has been with the PEF since 1993 as a Health and Safety Specialist.  Prior to this, he was a Public Health Representative with the NYS Department of Health’s TB Control Bureau.  He assists agency and local health and safety committees with identifying potential and existing occupational safety and health issues and providing recommendations for corrective actions.  Shawn has a graduate degree in Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences from Hunter College.

Geraldine Stella has been with PEF since 1992 and is a Health & Safety Specialist. Geraldine is responsible for direct outreach to members, and  agencies, on a variety of health and safety issues and provides training and education, research and development of effective safety and health policies and programs, and technical assistance on occupational health and safety issues. She assists injured workers with complicated worker’s compensation issues, and mentors new health and safety activists. Geraldine earned a B.S. in Psychology with a focus on Industrial/Organizational programs. A union advocate for many years, she has additional experience in labor/management, negotiations, grievance handling and political action.

Paige Engelhardt Trainer

Nancy Halford Health & Safety Assistant

Crystal Bruno Administrative Secretary

For more information please contact
Training and Education – Health and Safety
at 1-800-342-4306 x:254